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Using poetry in the French classroom workbook.

Using poetry in the French classroom workbook.

This 29 page workbook allows pupils and teachers to explore the use of poetry in the French classroom. It has become particularly relevant as a source for implementing the literature component of the new 2014 MFL national curriulum. It starts with simple shape poetry activities and moves gradually to other, more difficult, writing tasks (often with a grammar focus). The booklet includes ways to tackle original poems such as 'Déjeuner du matin' within language lessons. It also contains suggestions for some multimedia, cross-curricular responses to poetry.

By angulinck

Jacques Prevert CCEA A2 Unit3 workbook

Jacques Prevert CCEA A2 Unit3 workbook

This resource includes all poems specified in the CCEA specification for A2 teaching starting September 2017. Vocabulary is included as well as a starter worksheet for each poem. You can download the PDF version or the Word version if you wish to make changes to the workbook.

By Iloveparis68

Write your own surreal French poem based on Dans Paris by Paul Éluard

Write your own surreal French poem based on Dans Paris by Paul Éluard

Instructions and guidance to invent own surreal poem in the style of Dans Paris by Paul Éluard. Instructions are in English and there is a list of conjugated verbs in French and English that pupils could substitute. A basic writing grid is supplied. Please note that the full poem is not included - just a few quotes. The sharp-eyed will notice that the original poem uses the past historic but the supplied verbs are given in the perfect tense for reasons of sanity.

By twainman

KS3 French: My Monster poem

KS3 French: My Monster poem

Pupils have already created their own monsters and can describe their body parts. This lesson (could be 2 lessons) helps pupils to write their own poem comparing the monster's body parts to other objects!

By hasslethehog

Les animaux et un poeme

Les animaux et un poeme

A fun PPT presentation on animals! pupils will start by learning vocabulary through repetition and games then progress onto sentence structure using a simple poem. The presentation includes an introduction to a few phonetic symbols (some vowels and semi-consonants) that they will get the opportunity to practise (with sounds included). They will then create their own poem with using adjectives listed per sound patterns. This resource is ideal to improve pronunciation and is in line with the new National Framework. The presentation comprises 80 slides and can be used over several lessons. Also, included, the list of adjectives and a template for pupils to write up their finished poem.

By GaelleLH

Mes animaux- Poeme.

Mes animaux- Poeme.

Pupils will consolidate their understanding of sentence structure and gain new vocabulary through the study of a simple poem. They will also be expected to use their own knowledge to make sense of certain vocabulary items.

By GaelleLH

Les animaux- Bundle

Les animaux- Bundle

This resource includes a fun PPT presentation on animals (80 slides) to learn vocabulary through repetition and games, activities based on a simple poem and an introduction to French phonetics (with sounds included). Also, provided, the list of adjectives classified by sound pattern and a template for pupils to write up their finished poem, a word search, a decoding and crossword activity, a reading task on the poem, a matching up worksheet, a fun animal word creating activity and a task aimed at consolidating the understanding of sentence structure. This resources should be used over several lessons or as a short project. It considers progression and the requirements of the new National Framework.

By GaelleLH

300 generic lesson activities - 25% sample

300 generic lesson activities - 25% sample

This is a 25% sample of my very popular resource. The full resource can be found by searching for '300 generic lesson activities'. (Following its success in the summer sale, I have kept the sale price of £3). The description for the full file is as follows:Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks(This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there!Many thanksCopyright T.Taylor

By whizzbangbang

IDEAS FOR POETRY DAY FOR MFL TEACHERS

IDEAS FOR POETRY DAY FOR MFL TEACHERS

This resource is suitable for KS3 but can be used with KS2. It is an excellent method of creating poetry for all abilities and for revising dictionary skills, both for nouns and adjectives. The poems can be written over 1-2 lessons with the possibility of a homework to produce a display ready piece of work. Students of all abilities are able to produce a good piece of writing and the most able can write more complex sentences with little teacher input. I have successfully used these resources with adult beginners. Above all the students enjoy being creative.

By kcottam

Familiale (French poetry)

Familiale (French poetry)

This powerpoint presentation presents the poem 'Familiale' by Jacques Prevert and gets students to analyse it step by step. The vocabulary is quite symbol and it is suitable for Year 9 students onwards.

By didierdelph

Une comptine - introduction to French literature

Une comptine - introduction to French literature

A lesson to introduce literature early in year 7 French (or in primary school if you are adventurous). It is based on a popular authentic French nursery rhyme. Each activity is differentiated. The lesson plan is very explicit but there is room for changes if you want to adapt some of the activities or change them.This is a great way to introduce literature progressively early in KS3 based on the new National Curriculum recommendations. This will also allow an easier transition when literature becomes compulsory at KS4 in MFL in the new specifications. This is the first of a series of resources dedicated to the teaching of authentic literary materials in French.

By MrJGarnier

Introduction to French Poetry

Introduction to French Poetry

This ready to use poetry power point leads pupils through calligrammes, acrostiches and finally a simple poem extract by Jacques Prévert. It encourages them to think about the poem examples given and has plenty of tasks to get them to create their own versions. It is the first resource I have produced in what will be a short series designed to get pupils 'reading for pleasure' and engaged in French literature at a basic level. I've included extracts in this of other resources I have, some of which I am sure came from here. If you recognise any of this as yours or someone else's, please let me know and I will credit appropriately (or remove from the ppt if preferred!)

By Phoenixing

La Soupe de la Sorciere - poem

La Soupe de la Sorciere - poem

These resources are based on a poem about a witch making a terrible soup. I used them with Y7 and Y8 on National Poetry Day - first they had to work out the words in the gaps in the original poem, by thinking about rhyming words, then they practised reading it out and worked out what it meant. They then rewrote the first section with ingredients of their own (which were very creative and made me laugh a lot!) and illustrated it. Pupils were very engaged and enjoyed the activity, especially as it wasn't far off Halloween.

By rosaespanola

Sept Couleurs Magiques - poetry activities

Sept Couleurs Magiques - poetry activities

I created these resources for Y7 and Y8 on National Poetry Day, using a lovely poem by Mymi Doinet. We first did some work on the original poem, then pupils wrote and illustrated their own versions - examples included. Most of Y7 had only been doing French for a month, but they still found it accessible and were very engaged and proud of themselves that they'd been able to read a "real" French poem!

By rosaespanola

Robert Desnos poetry project (La Fourmi + other poems)

Robert Desnos poetry project (La Fourmi + other poems)

This is a resource I created for National Poetry Day - I used it with Y7 and Y8, and it went down very well. We began by reading La Fourmi together and working out what it meant, then pupils wrote and illustrated their own versions (examples included). You could leave it at that, but my pupils went on to do a project in teams where each group had a different Desnos poem and had to work out what it was about (the gist rather than translating it) and present it to the class by reading it out in French, alongside a powerpoint with images to illustrate it, and then explain in English what it was about. This took about 5 lessons altogether and the pupils were very engaged with it all.

By rosaespanola

Jean de la Fontaine - Poésie - Fables - Poetry Day

Jean de la Fontaine - Poésie - Fables - Poetry Day

- 2 lessons I have used for National Poetry Day.We look at 2 very well known 'Fables' by Jean de la Fontaine. I have used these with Sixth Form and high ability GCSE classes (Le Corbeau et le Renard is slightly easier). They really enjoy these, and it is a brilliant opportunity to use authentic resources in class. They are always so proud to realise they can understand 17th century French poetry (I haven't adapted them!), and really engage with the stories. Please note that the files include videos and soundtracks, which is why it might take a while to download.

By mk2e11

French poem tackling racism with simple language

French poem tackling racism with simple language

Used to see French colours in context; translated together as a group; then the class split into small groups, each group learning 2 lines to perform on their own; the whole class produced the last line all together. It was Year 7 in October and in July whenever I said "alors" they'd all go "Pourquoi est-ce que tu m'appelles?".

By stephnello

A poem about...

A poem about...

family members, routine activities, descriptions, rooms in the house. We were trying to apply mimes and drawings (text-mapping) to learn this poem and perform it together after we discussed and translated it all.It took much longer than I thought but did work well, and again some lines stuck for months after we'd moved on!

By stephnello

Les crepes

Les crepes

A rhyme to introduce basic ingredients for crepes with several characters whose names rhyme with the ingredients. Allows some phonic practice . The characters could be used to practise greetings before starting on the rhyme. It is adapted from a rhyme I found on the internet.

By sandy59